Ability Housing – Development Assistant

Posted Jun 07, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Jul 07, 2022


Ability Housing’s vision is a society where housing is a right, not a privilege; and all individuals
have safe, affordable housing in vibrant communities. Our mission is to build strong
communities where everyone has a home. To achieve these, we develop and operate quality
rental housing affordable to persons with extremely limited incomes; administer rental
assistance to help chronically homeless households access market housing; and partner with
area service organizations to ensure our residents have the supports they require to maintain
their housing and increase their independent living skills.

Ability Housing is looking for a Development Assistant to join our growing team. The ideal
candidate must be highly organized with the ability to understand and implement tracking
systems and follow-up procedures, to use independent judgement and to produce a quality work

Essential duties and responsibilities

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop an ongoing understanding of organization’s history and programs • Maintain current records in multiple databases and paper files, including donor and grant reporting • Manage agency’s stewardship of donors, inclusive of producing and distributing donor acknowledgements in a consistent and timely manner • Maintain development dashboard to monitor progress to fiscal goals • Monitor and record grant outcomes to produce timely reports as required by foundations/corporate donors • Conduct prospect research to identify and qualify potential funding sources • Produce written materials necessary for donor stewardship and agency outreach • Manage all agency social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as providing social media content in accordance with editorial calendar • Maintain an awareness of the social media activity of other community and national organizations and interact with them when appropriate and beneficial • Assist with other fundraising projects, agency events and Development Department needs as requested Skills and Abilities: • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written • Ability to think strategically in the development of process and policy enhancements • Possesses the desire to get the job done with excellence • Strong editing skills • Experience with Adobe or graphics design a plus • Ability to work well under pressure and to set and meet deadlines • Adept in technology, organization and resourcefulness • A strong contributor in team environments • Anticipate and proactively address needs


Qualifications: • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel bonus skills, Bloomerang, Salesforce, • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media best practices • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

Education and Experience

Two or more years professional experience in non-profit industry, with a high school diploma required (Associates Degree or higher preferred) Position is a full-time, non-exempt position. Regular daily (work week) presence is required. Ability Housing, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, paid vacation and holidays days, and retirement.

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